Flight attendant reveals why you should always use overhead lockers in FRONT of your seat

A FLIGHT attendant has revealed why you should always use the overhead locker in front of your seat.

Travel writer Emily Cappiello told how she was one of the last passengers to board her section on a flight from Toronto to New York.

Late boarders often struggle to find overhead space for their bag


Late boarders often struggle to find overhead space for their bagCredit: Getty

She quickly realised there was no room in the overhead space for her bag.

To solve the issue she found the first empty space and then stored her bag above it, before returning to her seat.

However another passenger then complained that she had used his overhead space.

The flight attendant then solved the issue by storing the other passenger’s briefcase in her closet.

Ann, a flight attendant, offered some expert thoughts on the subject.

She said: “As a passenger, I’d look for room in front of my seat. This is mostly for ease of deplaning.

“With the single-aisle and forward flow of people getting off,
it’s easier to grab on the way out, rather than head back to grab your bag.

“As a flight attendant, I would say find the spot closest to your seat.
This way, passengers can keep an eye on their belongings from their seat. Whether it’s in front or behind varies in each situation.”

Herb, also a flight attendant, said: “We let first class and Comfort board early so they get to put their stuff up first.

“If you get on late, I can’t guarantee you’ll have a spot. We try to save space, but if I need more space to fit bags at the end, I will use it.”

And Jim, also an attendant, said: “Business class paid for their space; you paid for your class. Try to stick to it, unless there’s really no room.

“Personally, if there’s no more space in economy, I will stow your bag in the front before checking it. But the crew needs to do that to avoid passenger conflict.”

The clever ‘plus-one’ trick

By Summer Raemason

A GENIUS ‘plus-one’ travel hack that allows passengers to fit ALL their clothes into hand luggage has been revealed.

The ‘world’s most seasoned’ flyer Tom Stucker, who has racked up a whopping 23 million miles, shared his top space-saving trick.

He follows a simple ‘plus-one’ rule, which means only packing the absolute essentials, and a back-up.

The travel guru also suggested taking items which are easy to clean.

It’s crucial not to accommodate for ‘what if’ scenarios, and brutally cut out all the extras, according to Tom.

Yolanda Edwards, founder of the travel magazine Yolo Journal added: “You’re going to be the one who, when you get home, you’re like, ‘I didn’t wear eight of those things, but I swore I needed them’.

“Try and remember all of those packing mistakes and try not to repeat them.”

This includes scaling back on toiletries and only bringing the bare minimum.

It can also be space-saving to use smaller travel sized containers rather than the original bottles.

And, many essentials can be bought while you’re away at local shops, or even the airport.

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